June 2018
Missed the Family Scouting Webinar? Check out the video!
In case you missed the Dan Beard Council's Family Scouting Webinar on Monday, May 21st, check out the video to learn about the updates to our Cub Scouts program. Lots of great information and resources were covered including the program name change, Family Scouting program overview, chartered organization details and next steps. Watch the full webinar or click the timestamp for a specific subject.

Be a Mentor at Challenge Camp!
Dan Beard Council, Boy Scout of America is in search of positive mentors, 21 years or older, to volunteer during a week long outdoor youth program, PNC Challenge Camp, from June 28 - 29,
July 2-3, and July 9-13 . Mentors have the option
of volunteering for one day or the entire week. In addition to facilitating fun outdoor programming, the volunteers will mentor through team building initiatives and character building.

PNC Challenge Camp is a free summer camp aimed at helping youth, ages 8-14, to grow and learn while experiencing outdoor action and adventure. Conducted over 2 weeks each summer, Challenge Camp has served outreach communities in our region since 1995. The purpose of Challenge Camp is to build upon the character and values through an interactive camping experience.

Popcorn Funds Your Local Camps, Equipment, Facilities, and More!

Did you know that when your unit sells popcorn, Scouts not only help fund unit programming, but also help to make Scouting better for everyone through improved equipment and facilities. Just recently, popcorn helped to fund fishing equipment, new sailboats, and much more! Enrollment for 2018 popcorn is now open. To ENROLL NOW click here.

Learn more at
Summer Camp Registration
Summer Camp registration deadline is coming up quick!
Camp Friedlander: What is better than Seconds week? Coming to Seconds Week as a Unit! For all Units registered to come to camp, if you come to camp again during Weeks 6 and 7 with 5 or more Scouts, you will also qualify for a $100 Voucher in the Trading Post. What will that $100 buy? Well, it could buy Slushies for the week, or T-Shirts for the whole Unit, or ALL of the leather-working kits needs to complete the merit badge. There is no special code, no special process, you will automatically receive your $100 Voucher upon check-in at Week 6 or Week 7 if you had already come during Weeks 1-5. Groovy!

For details and to register, visit
ALSO, don’t forget to complete your pre-camp swim checks so that the check-in process is easier for you. You can do these at a local pool, or lake with appropriate lifeguards. OR…you can come to camp on June 2nd for your swim check and also some fun with Waking up the BLOB !

Register online for a spot at

Cub World Are you ready to for the Gold Rush to begin? We are! We have all sorts of activities for the prospector in you! You might even have a chance to earn some “gold” of your own! There are still a few spots remaining for the Cub Camp 3-Day adventures, and 2-Day Family Camp Adventures! Register now to lock in your place!

Sign up for Wood Badge Training

Wood Badge is the ultimate leader training experience offered by the BSA and the Dan Beard Council. Wood Badge is perfect for leaders of all experience levels and brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting — Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and all levels of BSA professional staff .

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Last chance for NYLT registration this summer. You can also qualify for the seconds discount for Camp Friedlander by attending NYLT. Learn more about the Seconds program above.

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Looking for Crew Advisers for Philmont Scout Ranch in 2018-2019

Have you dreamt of spending two weeks advising Scouts as they have the experience of a lifetime at the Philmont Scout Ranch? The Dan Beard Council is looking for adult Scouters to serve as Crew Advisers for our Council Philmont Contingents. We have opportunities in 2019, and even have an opening for 2018 .

To apply, or for more information, visit :

Cincinnati Reds Overnight

On Saturday, September 29th , the Dan Beard Council and the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome Scouts, their friends, and their families to the 2018 Scout Night Campout!  The on-field campout will occur after the Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the game starting at 4:10PM .

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Sign up for Leadership Training

There are many different volunteer roles in the Scouting program. In fact, there are over 6,000 adult volunteers just in Dan Beard Council. Training helps you to understand and support your specific role, and deliver the promise of Scouting to the kids in your unit.

Find training opportunities throughout the council and hundreds of resources at
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